School of Drama
Established in 1977
  Head of the Department :  Dr Shibu S Kottaram

School of drama established in 1977 is one among the foremost institutions in india giving academic training in the practical and theoretical aspect of drama and theatre. The Courses offered are B.T.A (bachelor of theatre arts), M.T.A (master of theatre arts), M.A (music), M.Phil and PhD in Theatre and Drama and Diploma courses in Music therapy and mrudangam. The students get amble opportunity to understand the glorious history of theatre and different schools of thought. The curriculum exposes the creative aspects of performing arts like play writing, acting, directing, technical designing and in the case of Music keeping the axis on Karnatic music from singing to composing.
Our classical and folk traditions are being taught along with the present global trends in contemporary world theatre and Music. As theatre assimilates all other art forms, the course is designed encompassing allied arts like yoga, martial arts,cinema and television. Experts in different fields of arts are invited from all around the world to give lectures, demonstrations and practical classes other than the routine classes. Play productions and short film productions are regular by faculty, guest directors and also by students of each semester. School conducts students’ placement programme, seminars and workshops in collaboration with abroad universities. Alumni of our school are working in the field of drama, films, music, and other mass media in India and abroad and also in government cultural bodies.
The emerging areas in theatre studies like Performance studies, Theatre therapy, Media studies, Communication studies, Folk lore and post media studies are incorporated in Post graduate syllabus.

The Music section of the school conducts a faculty training programme in Music Therapy and advanced course in Mruthangam.
School keeps frequent interactions with industry and participates in all major prestigious theatre events in India and abroad.

Internationally acclaimed playwright and theatre theoretician who propagated the concept of “Meaningful Theatre” Prof.G.Sankarapillai was the First Director of our School.

 Thrust Areas
Theatre arts and Music.

 Faculty Members
Dr. Jalaja Varma
Dr. Shibu S. Kottaram
Vinod. V.N
Smt. Najumul Shahi
Sri. Manikandan
Sri.Sreejith R
Dr Sunil Kumar S
Courses Offered
Course Name Intake Duration
BTA 15 3 Years
MTA 10 -
M.A MUSIC 15 4 Sem